Thursday, October 10, 2013

New York Dog House Mural - Meet the Artist

I'm very happy to announce that a restaurant/bar New York Dog House in Astoria that I painted a 3-wall mural for earlier in the year has just opened for business! I had a great time working on such a large scale and getting to experiment with the industrial of the restaurant in the textural paint and design. The mural is called "Astoria Swing" and is a jazz-inspired vision of the dynamic and vibrant industrial landscape of Astoria and the elevated subway tracks of the N-Q line.

NY Dog House is hosting a "Meet the Artist" event on Friday, October 18th starting at 6:00 pm. I'll be there, as well as some delicious food and great drinks, so I hope to see you all there! Also on display are some of my reportage drawings from around New York City with originals and prints available for purchase.

Preparatory drawing for the mural.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Colorado Flood Relief Fundraiser

I am a Colorado native, and I happened to be back in my home state for my brother's wedding while the unbelievable flooding was happening near the mountains. While we experienced only heavy rain in my neighborhood, up in 15 other counties the damage was crippling. 8 people were killed, hundreds were missing, 19,000 homes were damaged, and over 1,500 were completely destroyed. It's going to take a long time, and a lot of help for people to get their lives back on track.

To help in any small way I can, I am going to be selling prints for the next 2 weeks (through October 20) with proceeds going to the American Red Cross disaster relief in Colorado. The selection of prints includes 3 drawings/paintings of the beautiful Colorado landscape done in Boulder and Rocky Mountain National Park, two of the hardest hit areas of the floods. The final selection is a drawing for an ongoing project on the history and future of the settling of Colorado and the west. This image is available in its full, panoramic format, as well as in three smaller sections.

All prints are signed and printed on gallery quality rag paper with archival inks, ready for mounting and framing. Price of print includes cost of printing materials and shipping, with the entirety of the rest being donated to the Red Cross. I will wait until the fundraiser has ended and send one large check. Payment through Paypal to
Please e-mail me with your selection AND your shipping address, and send the donation through Paypal. (E-mail me with any questions as well)

"The Flatirons"
8.5 x 11 - $35
11 x 17 - $60

"Purple Mountain Majesty"
8.5 x 11 - $35

"Rocky Mountain Sunset"
8.5 x 11 - $35

"The West"
9 x 44 - $180

"The West: Settlers"
8.5 x 11 - $35
17 x 11 - $60

"The West: Collision"
8.5 x 11 - $35
17 x 11 - $60

"The West: Beginning"
8.5 x 11 - $35
17 x 11 - $60

 Please let me know if you have any questions!